Functional testing is all about simulating real-world use of your product. Many consumer products, especially packaging for pharmaceuticals, food, makeup, etc. are subjected to simple multi-axis loading.
When it comes to developing new products in the medical device or electronics industry, insuring product durability under biaxial loading is crucial. Many companies isolate axial-only and torsional-only testing. However, by combining both tests, laboratories can decrease test time and speed up the product development process.
Benchtop space is desirable real estate for many laboratories. Laboratories that perform both axial-only and torsional-only tests on two separate machines can save laboratory space by adding torsion capabilities to their traditionally axial-only machine.